Erin K. Larson-Burnett, Production Manager at Atmosphere Press (submit your manuscript here!), is a born-and-raised Southerner currently living in Katy, Texas, with her husband and their small domestic zoo. She is an avid ink drinker who lives and breathes books—during the… Read More »How to Write Compelling Characters
The Art of the Slow Burn Romance writers have this insatiable itch to witness the glorious explosion of two souls colliding in a fiery kiss. It’s our bread and butter; the stuff that fuels our late-night scribbling and makes our… Read More »Slow Burn Romance: Writing One Spark at a Time
How to Write a Good Villain As a writer, one of the most intriguing aspects of storytelling is the ability to breathe life into characters, and especially into those that send shivers down the reader’s spine. A well-crafted villain is… Read More »What Makes a Good Villain? Creating Compelling Antagonists
Erin K. Larson-Burnett, Production Manager at Atmosphere Press (submit your manuscript here!), is a born-and-raised Southerner currently living in Katy, Texas, with her husband and their small domestic zoo. She is an avid ink drinker who lives and breathes books—during the… Read More »Romance Novel Publishers: Finding Your Perfect Partner
As an author, the journey from typing the final sentence to holding your book in your hands is an adventure filled with challenges and triumphs. Amidst the myriad of decisions you’ll make, one question often looms large: “Should I hire a book publicist?” In the ever-evolving landscape of publishing, understanding the role of a book publicist and whether their services align with your goals is crucial. Let’s embark on this literary exploration together.
10 Writing Prompts for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day for heart-shaped chocolates and flowers. Use the colorful surroundings and decadent smells as the muse for your writing and find inspiration in the love around you!… Read More »Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts
Erin K. Larson-Burnett, Production Manager at Atmosphere Press (submit your manuscript here!), is a born-and-raised Southerner currently living in Katy, Texas, with her husband and their small domestic zoo. She is an avid ink drinker who lives and breathes books—during the… Read More »Romance Novel Ideas: A Trove of Love Stories
For aspiring authors, navigating the literary landscape can feel like traversing a vast and unfamiliar terrain. Two distinct paths emerge: literary fiction and commercial fiction, each with its own unique characteristics, target audiences, and market dynamics. Understanding the differences between these two categories is crucial for authors to develop their craft, find their niche, and connect with their desired readership.
Erin K. Larson-Burnett, Production Manager at Atmosphere Press (submit your manuscript here!), is a born-and-raised Southerner currently living in Katy, Texas, with her husband and their small domestic zoo. She is an avid ink drinker who lives and breathes books—during the… Read More »How to Write a Romance Novel: Tips and Examples
As a writer, the journey from the inception of an idea to the tangible reality of a published book is nothing short of magical. Yet, in the crowded landscape of the literary world, how do you ensure your book stands out, not just as a story, but as a brand? This is where author branding services come into play, acting as the unsung heroes that elevate your work from the shelves to the hearts of readers.
As a writer, there’s nothing quite as thrilling as seeing your words come to life on the pages of a book. But before you break out the celebratory confetti, there’s a crucial step that could make or break your literary masterpiece: hiring an editor. But of course there’s a question that lingers in every author’s mind: How much does an editor really cost, and is it worth the investment?
As a writer, the journey from the solitude of your writing desk to the expansive world of readers is a thrilling adventure. In this digital age, Facebook stands as a formidable ally for authors seeking to connect with their audience, share their writing journey, and, of course, promote their literary creations. In this comprehensive guide, I’ll walk you through the intricacies of harnessing the power of Facebook to build a thriving community of readers.
So, you’ve poured your heart and soul into a young adult (YA) novel that crackles with teenage angst, heart-stopping romance, or a dystopian world that keeps you up at night.
Now, the daunting task looms: how to get your masterpiece into the hands of hungry readers.
Fear not, for this guide will serve as your compass, navigating the complexities of the YA publishing landscape and empowering you to see your book successfully into the world!
As a writer, staying abreast of the ever-evolving landscape of the publishing world is not just wise; it’s imperative. With each passing year, new trends emerge, reshaping the way books are written, published, and consumed. As we step across the threshold into 2024, let’s explore the fascinating world of publishing trends that are set to redefine the journey for authors.
Whether you’re a seasoned author or a fresh-faced newcomer, the journey of writing is an ever-evolving adventure. One of the best ways to navigate this landscape and level up your skills is by immersing yourself in the works of other authors, both those who offer direct instruction and those who showcase masterful storytelling. So, grab your notebook and prepare to be inspired!
Cozy mysteries have captivated readers for decades, offering a delightful blend of intrigue, suspense, and heartwarming characters. But what exactly defines this genre, and how can you craft your own cozy masterpiece? Buckle up, fellow wordsmiths, as we delve into the enchanting world of cozy mysteries and explore the key ingredients that make them so irresistible.
Choosing between first- and third-person point of view (POV) is one of the most fundamental decisions a writer makes. Narrative perspective is the lens through which your story comes alive, shaping the reader’s experience and influencing the entire narrative dynamic. Each POV offers unique strengths and weaknesses, setting the rhythm for the entire tale, and the best choice depends on the specific story you want to tell.
Hey there, fellow bibliophiles and word weavers! If you’re as obsessed with the written word as I am, you’ve probably wondered what the future holds for publishing. In this age of rapid technological advancement and shifting reader preferences, the landscape of publishing is morphing faster than a werewolf under a full moon. So, grab a seat in my literary time machine, and let’s embark on a thrilling journey to explore the exciting trends and predictions that await us in the future of publishing.
As we step into the threshold of 2024, a fresh wave of possibilities washes over the literary landscape. The publishing industry is a dynamic beast, constantly evolving to meet the changing needs and preferences of readers. For authors, this translates to an essential need: adapting your author brand to not just survive, but thrive, in this ever-changing world.